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Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte, Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank

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Researcher Spotlight: Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank Molecular genetics has been Vita’s specialisation since the beginning of herstudies. She has received recognition for her r…

Research Latvia

April 29, 2024

Researcher spotlight: Pēteris Lakovskis

Dr. geogr. Pēteris Lakovskis Chairman of the Scientific Council and Head of the Bioeconomy Division, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics Land resources are one of Latvia’s key assets and cornerstones of economic development, and their sustainable management has faced many challe…

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April 3, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Miķelis Kirpļuks

Ph. D. Miķelis Kirpļuks, Leading researcher, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry After all, a chemical engineer is just an overqualified plumber. The research interests of chemical technologist Miķelis Kirpļuks are related to the development of innovative polymers and their extracti…

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February 28, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ilze Bargā

Dr. sc. comp. candidate Ilze Bargā, Satellite data analyst and satellite data applications developer, researcher, SIA “Baltic Satellite Service” founder and Member of the Board The wheel doesn’t have to be reinvented every time – knowledge doesn’t disappear and drives progress. The job of scie…

Research Latvia

February 2, 2024

Researcher Spotlight: Ieva Zemīte

Dr. oec. Ieva Zemīte, Associate professor and leading researcher, Institute of Culture and Arts, Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC), Director of the joint Master’s study program "Creative Industries and Growth Management" at LAC and Riga Technical University To succeed, a creative person mu…

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January 16, 2024

Latvia becomes EMBL's 29th member state

As EMBL's 29th full member state, Latvia joins after a three-year period as a prospect member during which engagement between EMBL and Latvian researchers significantly expanded. Latvia’s life sciences community will benefit from expanded access to the leading European research, services, and tr…

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

January 10, 2024

The calendar and exhibition "Research Latvia 2024" created by the Ministry of Education were opened in the theater house "Zirgu pasts" of the Latvian Academy of Culture

On January 8, 2024, the opening of the calendar and exhibition "Research Latvia 2024" was held in the theater house "Zirgu pasts" of the Latvian Academy of Culture. The calendar and exhibition tell about 12 Latvian scientists from different generations, scientific disciplines and institutions: Dr. …

Ministry of Education and Science

January 9, 2024

Biomedicine research platform BioMedPharm established to foster biomedical research in Latvia

Six leading research organizations in Latvia have joined forces to establish the BioMedPharm consortium, a pioneering platform capable of implementing biomedical research projects of any complexity. The idea for the BioMedPharm consortium was conceived a year ago as a project proposal for the Innov…

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

October 17, 2023

Co-Creation Events to Take Part in 5G Techritory 2023 Forum

As part of 5G Techritory 2023, the Latvian Council of Science together with the Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia and Ministry of Education and Science Latvia will host a co-creation event about civil security and cyber security for Horizon E…

Research Latvia

October 13, 2023

Bridging industry and academia data gap – the human side of it

The workshop "Bridging industry and academia data gap – the human side of it", hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science in collaboration with the Latvian Higher Education and Science IT Shared Service Centre, which is taking place within the framework of 5G Techritory …

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October 13, 2023

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Researcher Spotlight: Vita Rovīte

Dr. biol. Vita Rovīte, Head of the Molecular and Functional Genomics Research Group, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Head of the Latvian National Biobank. Molecular genetics has been Vita’s specialisation since the beginning of her studies. She has received recognition for her research on acromegaly, a rare endocrine pathology caused by a benign pituitary tumour overproducing growth hormone (GH), contributing to various comorbidities and causing increased mortality.

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Researcher spotlight: Pēteris Lakovskis

Dr. geogr. Pēteris Lakovskis, Chairman of the Scientific Council and Head of the Bioeconomy Division, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics.

Pēteris has been actively involved in Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics research management for eight years and is currently leading the National Research Programme project “Sustainable management of land resources and landscapes: assessment of challenges, methodological solutions and proposals”, which is developing an interactive digital landscape atlas and comprehensive alternative scenarios and recommendations for the efficiency and sustainability of land resource use.

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Researcher Spotlight: Miķelis Kirpļuks

Ph. D. Miķelis Kirpļuks, Leading researcher, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry. The research interests of chemical technologist Miķelis Kirpļuks are related to the development of innovative polymers and their extraction from renewable and recyclable raw materials, replacing refined petroleum products with more environmentally friendly alternatives. He has successfully leveraged several Fundamental and Applied Research Programme, European Regional Development Fund and European Research Area Networks projects.

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